Larisa Crunțeanu b. 1986
Biography

The artist’s practice as performer, video artist and sound collector moves from reality to fiction in an endless conversation with the viewer. Larisa Crunțeanu’s works create contexts in which facts and memories are reactivated, encouraging a shared effort and the emergence of new practices. Many of her projects reflect on the notion of collaboration and the ideas existing behind objects and stories. Her works were shown in important institutions such as the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, SAVVY Berlin, Zacheta Project RoomWarsaw, RKI Berlin, Museu deArte Brasieira – MAB FAAP, São Paulo.

Solo Shows

2020-2021, DO IT BY HEART, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest;
2019, A Room Full of Hysterical Women, Artissima ArtFair, Torino;
2019, BLUEPRINT, HALLE9 Leipzig;
2019, Keep Forgetting to Forget Me, Anca Poterașu Gallery, Spinnerei Leipzig;
2018, Aria Mineralia, Anca Poterașu Gallery Bucharest;
2018, Aria Mineralia, Zacheta Project Room Warsaw;
2018, A Small Insignificant Love, tete Berlin;
2017, Seeds (Planted By Other Women Inside My Head), RKI Gallery, Berlin;
2015, Femina Subtetrix – with Sonja Hornung, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest;
2013, BwO, Atelier 35, Bucharest;
2012, I Hear Bucharest – with Larisa David, Galeria Posibilă, Bucharest;
2012, Casting for a Perfect Gentleman – with Xandra Popescu, Atelier 35, Bucharest.

Group exhibitions

2021, One day the day will come when the day will not come, Art Encounters Biennial 2021, Timișoara;
2021, Future Perfect #4, B5 Studio, Târgu Mureș;
2021, Future of Work, Centrul Cultural Clujean, Cluj-Napoca;
2021, Image Fantome, Anca Poterașu Gallery, Bucharest;
2021, The Show That Never Was, Anca Poterașu Gallery, Bucharest;
2021, Milk Me Sugar, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok;
2020-2021, 12 YEARS AFTER. A SURVEY OF ROMANIAN ART IN 180 WORKS, MNAC Bucharest;
2020, ‘4 I 14 I 26 degrees east’, Anca Poterașu Gallery & Litost Prague, NADA x Galila Barzilaï POC, Brussels;
2020, Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest, Bucharest;
2020, REAKTOR Film Festival Vienna;
2020, MAFA7, Art Museum Arad;
2020, New East Poetistas, Alte Feuerwache—Projektraum, Berlin;
2020, The Life of the Plant, Artissima Fondamenta, Torino;
2020, The Winner Takes It All, Montez Press Radio, New York;
2020, Wish, wishing and some associations to that, Radio Corax, Halle;
2020, A Room of One’s Own, Anca Poterașu Gallery, as part of NADA New York Gallery Open, Catinca
Tăbăcaru Gallery, New York;
2020, R.A.B.L.A. (Random Archives & Basic Loop Activators), kinema ikon, Arad Art Museum, Arad;
2019, Artissima Telephone, OGR Torino;
2019, ULTRASANITY, Savvy Contemporary and ifa Galerie, Berlin;
2019, Foreign Artists in Warsaw, Warsaw Biennale, Warsaw;
2019, Glossary of Distant Narratives, Pilot, Cluj;
2019, In the Eye of the Storm, Anca Poterașu Gallery, Bucharest;
2019, Nice to Meet You, T., ODD Bucharest, SAVVY Contemporary Berlin, Kino Zazie Halle, film projection with
Catalina Insignares accompanied by live performance by Jasmina Al-Qaisi and Ralf Wendt;
2019, East Sapphires, Ventoline Art Space, Brisbane;
2018, Memory as Vision, Paintbrush Factory, Cluj;
2018, A Small Insignificant Love, INDEX Foundation, Stockholm;
2017, Souvenir from Nowhere, Museu de Arte Brasileira – MAB FAAP, São Paulo;

2017, Belief in the Power of Gesture, Projektraum LS43, Berlin;
2016, D’EST Prologue, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin;
2016, Public Speaking – with Sonja Hornung, District Berlin, Berlin;
2015, Never Alone – with Xandra Popescu, MNAC, Bucharest & B5 Studio, Târgu Mureș;
2014, What about Y(our) Memory – with Xandra Popescu, MNAC, Bucharest;
2014, SalonVideo – with Xandra Popescu, HAU, Berlin;
2013, Dear Money – with Xandra Popescu, Salonul de Proiecte, Vienna Art Fair, Vienna;
2013, Good Girls, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest;
2013, The Tour of Romania in 7 Days, Club Electroputere, Bucharest;
2012, What We Destroy and Celebrate at the Same Time – with Xandra Popescu, SdP, Bucharest;
2012, KM 0, tranzit.ro Bucharest;
2012, More Than Perfect – with Maria Pitea, Platforma Space, Bucharest;
2012, Pif, A Golden Era Hero, Sala Dalles, Bucharest.

Performance:

2019, BLUEPRINT, music performance, co-produced by Alex Bălă, Halle9, Leipzig;
2018, Bite a Tail, Grow a Head, performance, tranzit.ro/Bucharest;
2018, A Conversation Between Two Workers and a Rock, with Sonja Hornung, FORUM Stadpark, Graz;
2017, Bite a Tail, Grow a Head, performance, FAAP Residency, São Paulo;
2016, Do as I do as I do as I do, Black Hyperbox, National Dance Center, Bucharest;
2014, Things that Don’t Matter – with Xandra Popescu, MNAC Bucharest, DISKURS FESTIVAL Giessen;
2014, Things for Money – with Xandra Popescu, Museums Quartier, Vienna;
2012, The International Treaty for Worldwide Peace, Make a Point, Bucharest;
2011, The Firecracker Concert, MNAC Bucharest;
2011, I Hope This Gets to You – with Maria Pitea and Adrian Cristea, Prague Fashion Quadrienalle, Prague;
2011, Storm, Bucharest National Opera, Bucharest;
2010, Next Level Motherhood, National Dance Center, Bucharest;
2010, The Future of Romanian Contemporary Art, National Dance Center, Bucharest.

Curatorial projects

2017, Souvenir from Nowhere, group exhibition and performances by Irina Gheorghe, Alina Popa, Florin
Flueraș, Xandra Popescu, Mona Vătămanu & Florin Tudor, MAB Centro gallery, FAAP foundation, São Paulo;
2017, News from Polska #3: The Tickler and the Ticklee – performative arts festival with works by Zuzanna
Ratajczyk, Eoghan Ryan, Ania Nowak, Piotr Wach, Marta Ziółek, Ramona Nagabczynska, Karolina Bregula,
ZONE-L, National Dance Center and tranzit.ro, Bucharest;
2016, The Telenational Dream, exhibition and screenings program with works by Barbis Ruder, Bernadette
Weigl, Ewa Stern, Monira Al Qadiri, Britta Thie, Zuzanna Janin, Larisa Crunţeanu, Maria Drăghici, Ioana Păun,
The Bureau of Melodramatic Research (Alina Popa, Irina Gheorghe), CONGLOMERATE (Dafna Maimon,
Christopher Kline, Derek Howard, Ethan Hayes-Chute, Sol Calero), Postspectacle (Iuliana Stoianescu, Florin
Flueraş, Ion Dumitrescu), Roee Rosen, Xandra Popescu, Radu Jude, assistant curator Karolina Bielawska, Kino
Iluzjon, Warsaw;
2016, Hypercube pressed between the pages of a .pdf, performance and philosophy program with Adriana
Gheorghe, Alina Popa, Ioana Gheorghiu, Florin Flueraș, Paintbrush Factory, Cluj;
2015-2016, Public Speaking – exhibitions, workshops, performance, concert, research & production platform
with Larisa Crunțeanu & Sonja Hornung, Xandra Popescu & Adrian Knuppertz, Veda Popovici, The Presidential
Candidacy, curated and produced with Xandra Popescu, assistant curator Dana Andrei, Ivan Gallery & Atelier
35 & Cinemateca Union, Bucharest and District, Berlin;
2016, Between Trial and Success – two days event with talks, performances and concert by Adrian Șchiop,
Alina Popa, Florin Flueraș, Raze de Soare (Cosima Opârtan & Ion Dumitrescu), curated with Xandra Popescu,
Atelier 35, Bucharest;
2012-2016, Atelier 35 Research Laboratory – with Xandra Popescu, research room, public events, talks,
interviews exploring and reexamining the history of Atelier 35, Bucharest;
2016, Below the Crossing Roads – solo exhibition Sorin Nainer, curated with Xandra Popescu, Atelier 35
Bucharest;

2015, Res Caecas, solo exhibition Roland Anton Laub, curated with Xandra Popescu, Atelier 35, Bucharest;
2015, The Lost Letters / Between the White and the Black Cube – Bucharest Art Week 2015 performance
section with works by Irina Gheorghe, Florin Flueraș, Alina Popa, Veda Popovici, Richard Pettifer, curated with
Xandra Popescu, Atelier 35, Bucharest;
2015, Goodbye Language – group exhibition, performance, conference with Zbyněk Baladrán, Adriana
Gheorghe, Irina Gheorghe, Alina Popa, Marcus Steinweg and Tomáš Svoboda, curated with Xandra Popescu
and Frantisek Zachoval, Atelier 35 and Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest;
2015, Given a Random Point – solo exhibition by Arantxa Etcheverria, Atelier 35, Bucharest;
2014 – 2015, The Force, The World, and the Popesse – exhibition and performance by Viviana Druga, curated
with Xandra Popescu, Atelier 35, Bucharest;
2014 – 2015, The Guide to an Unacceptable Behaviour – performance program with Raluca Croitoru, Xandra
Popescu & Larisa Crunțeanu, Larisa David, Adriana Gheorghe, Kiki Mihuță, Ada Mușat, Marina Oprea, curated
with Xandra Popescu, MNAC, Bucharest;
2014, There’s Nothing We Can Do With This Heritage, solo exhibition Dana Andrei & Coate Goale, Atelier 35
Bucharest;
2014, Pink Purple and All The Rest – workshop, street actions object and agitprop installation by Veda Popovici,
Atelier 35, Bucharest;
2013, Exemplary Images – solo exhibition Bogdan Teodorescu, Atelier 35, Bucharest;

Scholarships / Residencies

2021, 4/14/26 grade est, Bruxelles;
2018, META Cultural Foundation, Slon;
2018, Forum Stadtpark Graz – with Sonja Hornung, Graz;
2017, FAAP residency, São Paolo;
2015, ODD residency – with Sonja Hornung, Bucharest;
2014, danceWEB scholarship, ImpulsTanz festival, Vienna;
2014, Erste Stiftung art residency – with Xandra Popescu, Museums Quartier, Vienna;
2012, Emotional Bodies and Cities art residency – with Ana Costea, Cultural Center George Apostu, Bacău.